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Old 05-17-2021, 08:19 PM
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Default MRT 44 mk'd sling...

I found this MRT 44 marked sling in a local gun shop today, was among a pile of khaki WW2 dated .45 double magazine pouches.





This is the earliest one I've ever seen and found some early MRT sling info posted here:
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=62143

Referenced link: http://web.archive.org/web/201111031...com/26513.html
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Old 05-17-2021, 08:21 PM
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Looks really nice for a 77 year old sling. Maybe too nice?
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Old 05-17-2021, 08:31 PM
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You found a lovely reproduction.
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:07 AM
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You found a lovely reproduction.
I agree with the above. That is a repro for sure.
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:11 PM
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For the experts, please rate my analysis:
1. Weave too course.
2. Green too "apple green", should be either an OD or Khaki.
3. Buckle: Should be flat.
4. Looks like a current manufacture M1 sling, like CMP (among others) sells where someone spent $12.00 at Staples for a rubber stamp.

No criticism on the current CMP slings, I keep a few in my range bag, but they are not WWII slings :-)
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:13 PM
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For the experts, please rate my analysis:
1. Weave too course.
2. Green too "apple green", should be either an OD or Khaki.
3. Buckle: Should be flat.
4. Looks like a current manufacture M1 sling, like CMP (among others) sells where someone spent $12.00 at Staples for a rubber stamp.

No criticism on the current CMP slings, I keep a few in my range bag, but they are not WWII slings :-)
JH
I think that pretty much sums it up.
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:17 PM
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I think that pretty much sums it up.
Good lord, let me call my ex; she said I'm never right....

Thanks!

It sure looks new, obviously. I'm thinking the hook and other buckle are different too, I need to go lay a few out and compare; I have several WWII ones.

Are the WWII ones worth enough to waste that sort of effort? Only WWII ones I have I bought from CMP so not a realistic market price.
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